What a perfect Father’s Day!

What a perfect Father’s Day!

What a day! Let me run you through the details:

-8 am wake up and feed both kids
-Make Carmel filled brownie bites
-Make key lime squares
-unload/load dishwasher
-change baby
-sit with sick toddler for a few minutes
-attempt to wash bottles
-feed baby again
-try to distract toddler with Yo Yo Gabba Gabba and fail
-change diaper of sick toddler
-attempt to wash bottles again
-finally get baby to sleep
-try to sweep floors around crying sick toddler
-finally wash bottles
-make a quick breakfast while intermittently singing and dancing for bored sick toddler
-make coffee
-set up gifts on table

10 am- coerce toddler to carry jelly upstairs to bring “DaDa” his breakfast in bed


And folks, that’s the only pic I got of today…

Can you believe it!?!

Once we got over to my parents house I continued to spend the day in the kitchen juggling the kids and cooking steaks and chicken breasts and helping my mom with the veggies and fruit salad.

By 4 o’clock I was sure it was midnight cause I was EXHUASTED!

I even pulled out one of my Granny’s old tricks and tried to “rest my eyes” on the couch for a minute but then after about .5 seconds I heard, “Mama? MAma? MAMa? MAMA! MAMA MAMA!”

Jamie totally threw me under the bus. 😦

In other news, my sister got in a few nice pics of the two boys on my phone while I was running around like a crazy person!


Notice they are equally grumpy. Austin is just as big but not as long…we like to call him “husky,” if you will.

Also, I did finally get to sit down and snuggle with Gavin for a few minutes before they headed back to Miami. We look good together, no?


Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful daddy’s out there (especially mine and my kids!)


Jamie’s favorite iPhone apps

Jamie’s favorite iPhone apps

Alright, so I’m not advocating that you keep your kid glued to an electronic device. In fact, I took the computer out of the preschool because I feel that at school they should get the one on one interaction with the high school students. They get plenty of technology at home.

HOWEVER, sometimes you are at the store, or out to eat and you need to distract from a tantrum or something like that. THEN, I think technology is amazing and that’s when I whip out my phone as a distraction and all is good. Sometimes it buys me enough time to get out of the store without embarrassing myself.

There are a couple of apps that I find pretty amazing.


1) All the Fisher Price apps
-they are Free
-they are educational…I’m pretty sure Jamie learned her body parts from the dancing dog

2) The Fairies book.
– Not free but well worth it for my Tinkerbell obsessed toddler. They have other books, too. This one actually allows you to blow pixie dust into the phone through the charger opening. No joke! You blow into it and pixie dust flies across the screen!

3) Balloonanimals
-Again, you blow into the charger end to “blow” up the balloon. You shake it to make the animal. Then you can touch the animal to play with it, take a picture of it, and pop it. The picture keeps in your photos, too! So cute and also not free, but well worth it to me.


Why, Hello Kangaroo! Thank you for saving Jamie’s my life while trying to get groceries without making a scene!

I heart you iPhone!

PS- I also now blog exclusively from my phone. Will you marry me, Sari?

PPS- I actually did ask her and she said, “No, thank you.” Well, at least she was polite about it. I think we’re over the awkwardness now.


I am not pleased!!

I am not pleased!!

The other day Matt and I came across these…


Yes! You would be right. Those would be miniature panties.


No! Those are not my panties…

So the story goes that I find these underpants and my super sleuth skills tell me they belong to one of Jamie’s toys. I’m just not sure which.

(real life conversation in my house)

Me: “Matt? Do you know where these little panties came from?”

Matt: “Uh, noooo.”

Me: “Oh wait, I think they belong to that little plush doll my mom gave me when I was in college.”

Matt: ” Oh, yeah! They belong to that one caveman doll!”

Me: “Caveman doll? What are you talking about?”

Matt: “Yeah. The caveman doll we have.”

Me: “Matt, I don’t know how to break this to you, but we don’t have a “caveman” doll.”

And then Matt pulls out the doll and it turns out we are talking about the same said doll.

I’m not sure how to feel about that since my mom gave it to me because she thought it looked like me!


Ok, so the dog did get to it once.

That is the most recent pic of me.

Not ok!!


I finally got off my arse

I finally got off my arse

So a little over a week ago I had my 6 week post partum appt. and you know what that means….no more excuses to not work out.


I really really don’t like working out and so you can imagine that when I woke up last week sick again, I milked it for all it was worth and I delayed my workouts another week. My body needed to heal, right?

Well, the antibiotics have been doing their job so that meant this week I had to actually get up and do something.

You will be proud to know that I completed day 1 of c25k today! This is interesting, because before I got married I was running 5k’s all the time. Then again, I also weighed under 120 lbs and wore a size 2, so I probably shouldn’t dwell on that…

Anywho, running when you weigh more is harder! I found the c25k app on my phone to be a lot like labor. For a min and a half I wanted to die and just when I thought I couldn’t take it anymore, the voice told me to walk again. Nice!

I’m prepared for day 2 on Thursday. And yet, now that I am reminded of child birth I am not looking forward to it. Who am I kidding! No matter what I wouldn’t be excited to be running again on Thursday, but I will do it!

FYI- I will not be bombarding this blog with post baby body issues like after I had Jamie.

First of all, I didn’t gain as much with Austin and he was bigger. This means I really only have a few pounds to lose to get to pre-baby weight at this point. However, that’s not good enough for me as I need to get to pre fertility treatment weight, which I never managed to get to after having Jamie.

Secondly, I’m going to use twitter for my weight loss journey.

What? You actually thought I wasn’t going to talk about it at all?

Wrong-o, my friend!

My twitter handle is @talktosuzie. Or you can click on the link under the “Follow Me” tab to the right of the screen. 🙂


When the cats away, I….do my nails?

When the cats away, I….do my nails?

Matt’s on a guys night to watch a guy movie so I thought I’d get extra crazy with two kids in tow.


Ok, that’s funny cause my new crazy is drink wine out of a solo cup while watching a chick flick, do my nails with the new magnetic nail polish I just got, or both. Since I’m too tired to do both I opted for nail polish.

Internets, meet Sally Hansen’s magnetic fingernail polish…


That thing on the top is the magnet…


You wave that magnet on top of your nails while they are wet and you get this….


Cool, huh?

Up next? Maybe washing my hair, or cleaning the bathroom? Who knows. The possibilities are ENDLESS! I am very exciting as you well know.

Don’t worry Internets. I’ll keep you updated.

You’re welcome!

PS- I am not getting paid to post this, although I should be because of the sheer awesomeness of it all.

PPS- In case you can’t read sarcasm, I am being very sarcastic. Except the part where I’m telling you that this nail polish is awesome. Believe you me, IT IS AWESOME! And that’s not just the polish fumes talking, people…

PPPS- You know what else is awesome? This Dateline episode about the Spray Tan murder. And you thought spray tans were safe! You gotta stay on your toes these days, you know? Unless you are on your toes for a spray tan. Then, I urge you not to do it! People get murdered for those kinds of things. FOR REAL!

PPPPS- Side note- Do you think people still where colored contacts?

PPPPPS- I am completely sober. Not a lick of wine. I’ve seriously been wondering about the colored contact thing these days. Also, the spray tan thing is for real. No joke! I wouldn’t joke about murder. Hmmm mmm.